The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, will soon enter the mainstream of business and industry (see Fiber and the Industrial IoT). Unlike consumer IoT applications, security and reliability are not just important – they are critical in industrial applications.
By now, nearly everyone has heard of the Internet of Things, the latest buzzword in technology. From the fitness monitor that tracks your activity to the smart thermostat on your wall, IoT devices are becoming prevalent in society.
Being the type of person that is always looking to learn about the world and everything in it, I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Houston, Texas, at the Oil & Gas Cyber Security Conference. Boy, was it an eye opening experience!